Feeling and looking confident when you have curves and/or are above a size that fashion retail land deems as regular, is far from easy.
For too long, if we didn’t fit into a size 14 or under, we struggled to find on-trend clothing that worked for our curves.
There is still a long way to go but more Australian labels are offering larger size ranges and more are emerging to offer women a real fashion alternative.
One such able is Harlow Australia – a label I’ve talked about here since its inception. Harlow offers premium, Australian-made fashion for sizes 12-26.
At the core of the Harlow style is a rock-chic attitude and the pieces I’ve chosen to highlight from the Harlow spring-summer 2017 very much fit that brief.
You know my thoughts on leopard print, don’t you? It’s a neutral. And, for me, it’s a neutral to be worn year-round. I love the shape and versatility of this limited-edition tank dress. It’s made from a super stretch ponte fabrication, so, while it’s fitted, it’s supportive and flattering.
It’s a piece that can be worn on its own but is also ideal as a layering piece. Wear it with a blouse or tee over the top. Wear it with a kimono or cape. Wearing it with a denim jacket, or, like shown here, with an unbuttoned shirt dress.
The limited-edition shirt dress is fabulous as a jacket but it is a great piece on its own. The sizing is generous on this style – particularly across the shoulders and bust. It comes with a fabric tie, which gives you a more dressed-up option when styling an outfit.
The design of this dress has been two years in the making. It’s made from a luxe, pre-washed tencel/lyocell blend that just drapes beautifully.
Each of these pieces are garments that you’d have in your wardrobe for years to come. Classic styling is always on trend.
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Full disclosure policy here.
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